Burn ban banished


Due to two thunderstorms that brought rain – and some flooding – throughout the county the previous night, on Thursday morning Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell rescinded the county-wide burn ban.

The ban had been in effect since Feb. 28, and it was the only 90-day burn ban enacted this year. 

In January Mitchell issued a burn ban from midnight Jan. 15 through 6 a.m. Jan. 16, due to a red flag warning indicating conditions were conducive to the rapid spread of fire.

Mitchell’s order urges residents who choose to conduct any outdoor burning to do so with extreme caution, and reminds residents that fires may not be started until one hour after  daybreak, and must be extinguished by one hour before dusk. 

The order also says anyone who starts a burn may be held liable for any damages caused by an out-of-control fire.